Origami Crafts and News
Spring 2013

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Welcome! 
This site is full of free origami instructions and ideas based on the art of Japanese paper folding.

This site is also all about taking your origami to the next level:  You've folded a beautiful flower, animal, bird, whatever.  Now what do you do with it?  You'll find lots of ideas on this site!  All of them from fellow folding enthusiasts.

All of the photos on this page are clickable links to free instructions or more information.

Browse for more projects in our Project Library. You can browse all the models in our Model Library.

NEW!  Get extra project ideas and the latest info on my workshops on my Facebook page:

FREE WORKSHOPS
origami-heart-flower-fliphm.jpg Make-It and Take-It  Barb does free monthly workshops at Artist and Display in Milwaukee, WI. Next one is:
To be announced
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Or, check out our
Classes in Menomonee Falls  
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Or, plan your own
Custom Workshop or Party  
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origami-heart-pull-apart-card-hm.jpgOne of Our Most Popular Projects is this pull-apart heart card that we found in a delightful book by Charlene Olexiewicz. For complete instructions, click here.

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Peace Crane Bookmark >
This bookmark based on the symbol of peace and good luck is a nice gift to slip in your greeting cards. A favorite teacher or librarian is sure to appreciate one!


Make someone's day with origami! There are many more ideas below and in our Project Library and Model Library.

More Recent Projects and Articles

origami-hat-group-hm.jpgParty Fun!
Check out this idea:  Have everyone make and decorate
their own hat.
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Swan Love
Make two and surprise someone with a pop-up card. Go>
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origami-box-twisted-square2-hm.jpgOrigami Story
How being late for a haircut led to this box and more.  Go>
origami-paper-clotheslineWhy...
is this pretty paper on a clothesline?  Find the answer here.
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origami-flower-forget-me-not-arrangement-hm.jpgSpring has Sprung!
Hot off the
presses are the instructions for
the easy flower from one of our recent workshops.
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origami-crane-Sarah-Benhm.jpgSing Along!
Sarah and Ben fold cranes while listening to our own original song. You can, too!
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origami-tulip-hm.jpgTip-Toe through
the Tulips
This tulip made
from the crane
base is a cinch!
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origami-lily-6petal-hm.jpgLily with Six Petals
Ready to move beyond the square? Try this realistic lily that starts with a triangular piece of paper.   Go>
origami-goldfish-mobile.jpgSomething's Fishy
Make this easy goldfish.  Then make a bunch
and turn them
into a mobile.
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origami-betta-fishhm2.jpgBig Bad Betta in a Bowl
Add plants and rocks, but please don't add water!   Go>

origami-crane-card-hm.jpgCongratulate
the Lovebirds

Give them a card that stands out
from the rest.
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origami-news-mar10-hm.jpg5 Ways Origami is Extremely Good for You
and kids, seniors, and everyone in between. Go>

Pot O' Gold             
Shortage of rainbows and
leprechauns in your neighborhood?  Well, then why not make your
own pot of gold?

Chocolate coins in this origami
box are as good as gold.    Go>
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Our goal is your success and enjoyment of the fascinating craft of paper folding, with an emphasis on creative ideas for using and displaying your completed models.

Every few months, when we release a new issue, we send our readers a short email to let them know. Find out more or sign up to be on the list.

Happy folding!

Barb

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